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Old 11-30-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Red face new and looking to buy nitro rc truck. please help me

I looked on ebay at these himoto's blah blah... They seem like something I would enjoy but not sure how durable/reliable they are... I want to get a truck to play with around my house. I have awesome terrain and jumps to play drive a nitro truck around here.. I know the tmaxx is great and all but are there any suggestions on others with similar quality but cheaper price, preferably RTR.

I dont want to spend too too much money... Help would be appreciated if you can tell me some models that are pretty quick and are worth the buy made for jumping and just all out cuttin up for fun the grass..


how long do these trucks run without breaking if i take care of one???

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Old 12-01-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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go for the savage!





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thanks man looks good
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i am revo person but i would have to say go for the svage the revo is fun but for a learner i would would say savge because the revo is far to technique and it is hard to fix lol good for jums tho lol ;-p
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it is a awsome truck...comes withsome ups...but my next would be the savage
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:57 PM   #6
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Personally, I have to say that the Associated MGT is by far the best, most duarable truck for bashing or being set-up to race. The Savages are nice, but they are plagued with constant diff breaking problems. The MGT is a little more expensive (but not much), but with the Savage, you'll have to continually tear it down to replace the diffs in it.
As with all trucks, things are going to break from time to time, but the MGT has "fewer" of those constant problems, and the stock .21 motor is easy to tune and bulletproof.
I've had most kinds of monster trucks at one point or another, and settled on the MGT after trying the others...Hope this helps...

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Old 12-01-2005, 03:51 PM   #7
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you can easily fix the diff (problem),but hey its your choice m8!

its all good lol!!

i like my savage though

whatever vehicle you choose have fun
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you can easily fix the diff (problem),
Well, I certainly don't want to get into the whole debate of this truck versus that truck, but when I had the Savage, I did replace the diffs with the more expensive parts and they still continued to blow out constantly. I even called HPI and complained about it, and was told that it was just part of my truck, and they hadn't had any other problems, and they couldn't do anything about it...lol. I said, haven't had any other problems?? Good grief, everone I know has been having problems with it!! And again I was told that their was nothing they could do about it. Bummer.
And no, I'm not a super-basher that likes to try and tear things up...lol. In fact, I was racing most of the time.
I did have problems with the MGT's shocks blowin the plastic caps off when I first got it, but I did replace them with the factory team shock bodies and caps, and it did fix the problem. I haven't had ANY problems for over a year now with them. So I guess for me, I learned of the MGT's weakspots, fixed them, and the fixes worked for good, which was more than I could say for the service I got from HPI.....
You're right though, it's all good, and whatever he buys, hopefully he'll have fun with it. I just wanted to share my experiences wth him because he asked for feedback....

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Old 12-01-2005, 04:25 PM   #9
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Now I am not Knocking the Revo, Savage or MGT.
But do any of you guys read?

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tmaxx is great and all but are there any suggestions on others with similar quality but cheaper price
Non of those trucks (With all the individule advantages they poses) meet the requirement requested by bguidry
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:36 PM   #10
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Now I am not Knocking the Revo, Savage or MGT.
But do any of you guys read?
Yip, I read that, but I think he is going to find that the answer to his original "question" would be----Nope.

So, when he learns that, he won't have to start another thread asking which truck he should buy.
I didn't want to just get on here and sound like a jerk by just saying "NOPE". So I was trying to be helpful and make him feel welcome, so hopefully he'd stay around the hobby for while, not just try it and then leave, which is what happens most of the time anymore, unfortunately.....

So to answer YOUR question, Yes, I did read.....

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Old 12-01-2005, 04:51 PM   #11
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thank you all for the solid info. i appreciate it greatly...
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hey wyldthing didn't mean 2 diss you here.
i kind off formulated it bad,the /hey its your choice m8/ was directed 2 bguidry.sorry bout that.

did you try 2 shim it correctly wyldthing??
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hey wyldthing didn't mean 2 diss you here.
i kind off formulated it bad,the /hey its your choice m8/ was directed 2 bguidry.sorry bout that.

did you try 2 shim it correctly wyldthing??

No problem, Just didn't want to look like I was trying to steer him in the wrong direction in any way. We all have our own opinions, and he'll have to form his own as well....lol

Yes I tried to shim them....I tried everything!!!!..lol. That's why I called HPI hoping they would be able to say "well, you need to do this, or that," but they had no clue either. I should say that this was a few summer ago, and was like the second release or upgrade of the Savage. They have since came out with another one, so maybe it's better?? I enjoyed the truck very much except for that.
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I have to agree with the Monster gt I worked on the savsge & it is so much of a pain to work on great truck but for a noob it makes it very difficult you always have to take out one part to fix the other .
My first truck was a Dominator then savage then I went to the monster gt & still have it it just so much easier to work & if you start to race with it as well that is one main benefit easy to work on. regardless of your knowledge.
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hi bguidry,

you might want to consider TNX too....TNX pro if possible.
just got mine and it is real fun.
the truck has great handling.

one set back about the MT is the stock shocks.
need to upgrade to powerline shocks (come together with the Pro edition).
once that is done, the truck is ready to rumble.

the bottom line is what you want to do with your truck.
if you intend to go for heavy bashing, then Savage should be your choice.
if you want good looking truck with sophiticated built, then you go for Revo.
if you want to have fun and light bashing, TNX would be a good choice...

Is your choice.......and most importantly, buy something which your hobby shops carry the spares the most.
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